Lakelandgraduate Fenway Park was recently awarded a college scholarship from the Indiana Learning Disability Association (LDA) at their annual conference held in Carmel.
Park was nominated by a professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, where Park is a junior studying to be an elementary and exceptional needs teacher. Park has maintained a 3.64 GPA at the university.
His professor, Sarah Jones, said that although Park is exploring the type of elementary classroom setting he would like to teach, his goal is clear: to open doors for each child with exceptional needs to reach his or her potential and contribute his or her unique gifts to the world.
“One of the things that I want people to know is, no matter if you have a disability or are diagnosed with something, you can continue to do everything that you used to do. This should not put you down. Having a learning disability means that I do not comprehend things like everyone else, it takes me longer to learn a concept or even to read a book. I have not let this get me down or in the way of my goals,” Park commented.
LDA presented Fenway with a $1,000 scholarship check along with his award.